While I'm all in favor of Xbox Live (for the game demos, anyway), I don't think I should have to keep my 360 logged on at all times to get the benefits. Here's my gripe:

2032715 Points

That's my high score in Geometry Wars – not top of the range or anything, but pretty respectable nonetheless. By the time I hit seven digits I knew I'd want the score uploaded to the leaderboards, so I paused the game and logged onto Xbox Live. Unfortunately, when I finally died and checked said leaderboards, it looked like this:


Again, not too shabby, but the 600K point differential made me more than a little furious that my new high score had not been uploaded. And why not? Do I have to be connected at the start of the game? Is this a problem unique to the DVD version of Geometry Wars, or have others suffered the pain of game-score-deletion?

Or is all of this just a symptom of nearly-pathological procrastination? Only time will tell.

* (Brad's score has been redacted because I did not obtain permission to include it by the time of publication)

Daniel Weissenberger

Daniel Weissenberger

What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died?

Nothing relevant to this conversation, that's for sure! Because we're here to talk about (sorry, write and read about, respectively) GC_Danny, who's updating this profile for the first time in thirteen years!

So let's take a gander back at that time and see what's happened! In addition to writing hundreds of video game reviews, Dan produced a book that can be legally purchased by almost anyone! He also wrote two short films, two episodes of television, and two movies! Although, sadly, and through much fault of his own, the movies have yet to be released.

In addition to general game reviewing, he's also dabbled in more long-form work, writing some of the longest and most comprehensive game reviews of all time. Then there's his non-GameCritics blogging, where he's famous as the world's foremost expert on the TV show Criminal Minds, as well as the co-host of a weekly podcast - he's even working on a new videogame/critical experiment, which you can find out more about here!

If all that wasn't enough, just a few months ago he rebranded himself as 'The Hidden Object Guru', hoping to stake another claim of ultimate expertise, this time over a genre of casual games! Will he be successful? Only time will tell, but you're free to join the thrilling ride at his YouTube channel!
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Brad Gallaway
Brad Gallaway
14 years ago

My score? Heh, go ahead.. it’s no secret i’m pretty weak at GW. it’s probably the one Live game i wish i had more achievements on, but i’m not willing to put in the time. ; )